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Barack Obama Leaves Trail of Shattered Arab Dreams for New Mideast Approach

By Reuters

President Barack Obama was greeted with calls of “We love you” when he visited Cairo in his first term, seeking to turn the page on the Bush era with talk of a new beginning for ties between the United States and the Muslim world.Read More


Barack Obama Plays Tourist-in-Chief in Visit to Ancient City of Petra

By Reuters

President Barack Obama marvelled at the sights of Jordan’s ancient city of Petra on Saturday as he wrapped up a four-day Middle East tour by setting aside weighty diplomatic matters and playing tourist for a day.Read More


Secretary of State John Kerry Tries To Build on Mideast Peace Momentum

By Reuters

Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Amman before flying to Israel for talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later on Saturday as he seeks ways to revive long-stalled peace talks.Read More


Barack Obama Jets Out of Israel on High Note After Surprise Diplomatic Win

By Reuters

President Barack Obama flew out of Israel in a duststorm on Friday, leaving behind a trail of symbolic gestures and fine oratory that should help preserve the status quo at a time of regional upheaval.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Apologizes to Turkey Over Gaza Flotilla Debacle — Ties Restored

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologised on Friday to Turkey for errors that might have led to the deaths of nine Turkish activists during a 2010 raid on a boat off the Gaza Strip, his office said in a statement.Read More


Barack Obama Visits Church of Nativity in Bethehem, Traditional Home of Jesus

By Reuters

President Barack Obama made a pilgrimage on Friday to the traditional birthplace of Jesus, receiving a subdued reception from Palestinians at the end of a Holy Land visit heavy on symbolism and lacking in practical steps toward peace.Read More


Madeira Jews Hold First Seder in Centuries

By JTA

Descendants of Jews forcibly converted to Catholicism centuries ago will attend the first seder in decades on the Portuguese island of Madeira off the coast of Africa.Read More


Innocent Man Freed 23 Years After Murder of Hasidic Rabbi Chaskel Werzberger

By Reuters

A New York man convicted of killing a Hasidic rabbi more than two decades ago was freed on Thursday after his conviction was vacated as a miscarriage of justice.Read More


Egypt Lifts Ban on Film About Jews

By JTA

Egyptian authorities rescinded a ban on the screening of a documentary about Egyptian Jews.Read More


Supermodel Kate Upton Says Yes to Prom Date With Los Angeles Jewish Teen

By JTA

A Los Angeles day school student landed a prom date with supermodel Kate Upton.Read More


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